Monday, December 5, 2016

Magdalena Ball #21: Spring (revisited)

Spring (revisited)
                  after Edna St Vincent Millay

beauty is not enough
returning and repurposing
opening stickily

you can no longer quiet me
with the redness of leaves
I know what I know

sun on my neck
spikes of the crocus
the earth’s good smell

life is an empty cup
a flight of uncarpeted stairs

it’s not enough
to come down this hill
strewing flowers

I know what I know

Last poem in the series "Five Ways with Edna St Vincent Millay"

1 comment:

  1. Love. This is great and spare and moving, Magdalena.


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